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Senior C++ Developer with GTK experience Freelance

Published at 2023-04-17 - Viewed: 2096 times - Inkscape (Worldwide/Remote)

The Inkscape project is looking for a senior C++ developer with experience in gtkmm.
They will perform some of the essential steps of the GTK4 migration for Inkscape including ensuring that the C++ bindings (gtkmm, pangomm, cairomm, etc.) are adequate, over a four month time period.

What we expect from candidates:

  • Significant experience in gtk / gtkmm, ideally some experience in GTK4.
  • Ability to work in an asynchronous setting / working across time zones, generally available during US or EU time zones.
  • Ideally, experience with FOSS development.

The candidate will perform essential steps in the GTK4 migration (see migration guide). Knowledge of GTK4/gtkmm4 is advantageous.
They will work closely together with an Inkscape expert with intimate knowledge of the Inkscape codebase. Thus, no knowledge of Inkscape is required. A record of contributing to upstream projects is preferred.

The project is scoped to fit a 16-week full time schedule. The first 8 weeks of the project will serve as an evaluation period for both sides. Depending on the progress, the project may be extended to up to 16 weeks (with additional compensation). The schedule may be shifted in order to accommodate part-time candidates. Work is expected to start June 01, 2023. Payment terms: Net 30 and can pay in USD or Euro.

Application documents:

  • CV
  • Portfolio
  • Answers to the following questions (one paragraph each):
    • Summarize your experience with gtk / gtkmm, and other related projects.
    • Motivation to work on this project.

Please send your application to

Application deadline: May 15, 2023.
Interviews will be conducted in the week May, 22 – May, 26.

About Inkscape:
Inkscape is a Free and open source vector graphics editor for GNU/Linux, Windows, and macOS. Inkscape uses the standardized SVG file format as its main format, which is supported by many other applications including web browsers. Inkscape is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy, a US 501c(3) non-profit organization.

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